Intel® 10 Gigabit AF DA Dual Port Server Adapter: Product Brief
10 Gigabit Performance for Top-of-the–Rack Connections
The Intel® 10 Gigabit AF DA Dual Port Server Adapter is the newest member of Intel’s robust family of 10 Gigabit products. Designed as a low-cost, low-power adapter, the Intel 10 Gigabit AF DA Dual Port Server Adapter provides direct attach copper twin-axial (passive) cable connections between servers and a rack switch. Two ports, coupled with a low-profile PCI Express* form factor, make this adapter ideal for slot-constrained environments. Direct attach copper (passive) cables, compliant with SFP + MSA SFF-8431, make the Intel 10 Gigabit AD DA Dual Port Server Adapter well-suited for customers who require low-cost “in-the-rack” connections of less than seven meters between the server and top-of-rack switch.
Energy-Efficient, Next-Generation 10 Gigabit Performance
10 Gigabit Ethernet is rapidly becoming the mainstay for backbones within enterprise and service provider networks. Intel’s 10GBASE Direct Attach adapter extends the 10 Gigabit adoption to the server rack. The escalating deployments of servers with multi-core processors and demanding applications such as high performance computing (HPC), database clusters, virtualized servers, and video on demand are driving the need for 10 Gigabit connections in the server rack. Based on the 82598EB 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller, Intel’s 10 Gigabit AF DA Server Adapter is designed to meet the throughput and latency requirements of bandwidth-hungry applications, while offering a very low-power envelope for energy efficiency.